Isosceles Theatre: Murder, Just What The Doctor Ordered

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Duration: 1 hours 5 minutes

In Edinburgh Between 1827 and 1828 science and murder cling together in a dance of death. Sixteen people are slaughtered by Burke and Hare and the devil and all his works prowls the streets of ‘Auld Reekie’. Dr Robert Knox, scientist, doctor and anatomist supreme, waits in Surgeons Square to buy bodies for the sake of advancing medical knowledge. His door is chapped, a body is delivered, money is paid, and no questions are asked. A trail of terror leads from West Port to the dissection table of Robert Knox. Murder will out and a price must be paid, even by the anatomist supreme.

Doctor Knox will have to pay that price.

Brought to you by ISOSCELES, the same company who brought DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE and THE MAN WHO LEFT THE TITANIC to The Courtyard.

The play was commissioned by the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and has toured all over these islands to enormous success.


"A thought-provoking performance...the play was brilliantly acted...Bravo Isosceles ! A superb show, highly recommended."
Dumfries and Galloway Life Magazine
'I go to a lot of theatre and this play and these actors are as good as anything I have seen at the RSC.'
Audience Member
'We enjoyed your play so much - a fascinating story, brilliantly delivered.'
Audience Member
'It was great - two fabulous actors revealing the misfortunes of Edinburgh's 'unknown,' as told by Dr.Knox's assistants.'
Audience Member
'A terrific evening, I was gripped from beginning to end.'
Audience Member


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